St. Helena AVA

Welcome to beautiful St. Helena, located in the northern part of the Napa Valley, just north of Rutherford, south of Calistoga, and sandwiched between Spring Mountain to the west and Howell Mountain to the east. Home to over 80 wineries, the St. Helena AVA was blessed in the…

Ohio Wine

Happy Ohio Wine Month! Ohio has a rich history of wine production dating back to the 1820s in the Ohio River Valley.  By the late 1800s, the Catawba grape was the most important grape in the state’s wine production, originally planted by Nicholas Longworth.  Today, the Catawba grape…

Idaho Wine

Happy Idaho Wine Month! Yeah, you heard that right, there is wine in Idaho! In fact, there are 52 wineries currently operating in the state and the number continues to increase. In the ongoing search for new frontiers of winegrowing and terroir expressions, some in the Pacific Northwest…

Chardonnay Desires…

Happy International Chardonnay Day! Let’s face it, the world is full of Chardonnay.  There isn’t a place on the globe that sells alcohol that it’s hard to find a Chardonnay. That said, not all of them are the greatest, but to each their own, and wine is subjective,…

Oregon Wine Month!

Happy Oregon Wine Month! Break out the Chardonnay! Break out the Pinot Noir! Break out the Pinot Gris! But save those Rieslings! Oregon, especially the Willamette Valley, is a cooler climate growing region and has developed some of the most astounding of the aforementioned varieties in wines.  Hell,…

It’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day! We have a fun challenge for you today… more on that in a moment. Sauvignon Blanc is a grape that truly deserves international acclaim.  Noble grape of the Bordeaux, hero of Sancerre in Loire, strange invader of Burgundy (yes, there is Sauvignon Blanc…

Michigan Wine

Happy Michigan Wine Month! With 13,700 acres under vine, Michigan is currently the 4th largest grape-growing state in the US with the #6 spot for production, just a hair behind Oregon.  Most of the acreage is devoted to Niagara and Concord grapes for table use, which make up…

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

It is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and we decided to celebrate this year with Cameron’s favorite grilled cheese recipe and serving suggestions. Cam says, keep it simple! Too many folks nowadays use crazy cheese and fruit or protein combos.  That is fine, but to really enjoy a…

Off The Beaten Path: Moldova

So now our theme emerges in the Off The Beaten Path series.  Coat tailing.  Picking up from our previous article on Tunisia and people we reached out to not knowing where it was on the map, our next wine producing country is much the same. Somewhat sandwiched, but…